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“How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of TMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA” Farshid Ariz, DMD

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

REGISTRATION FORM Jan 2020 ArizHOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of TMD, SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING and OSA Since 2005, oral appliances have been outlined as a primary treatment for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is recommended that 25% of the American population be screened for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and to date 90% have not been diagnosed. The most recognizable symptom of SDB is bruxism. The most common treatment is a nightguard. Current literature demonstrates that nightguards when produced with patients with apnea make their condition 50% worse, 40% of the time. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 patients who visited their general dentist or medical provider has experienced oral pain in their TMJ or facial muscles. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) has ben identified as a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. This course will discuss why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment. The interdisciplinary treatment approach allows for success in therapies by appropriate healthcare providers and at what point in therapy a referral is indicated. An overview of how structural and postural changes of the head, neck and TM joints can be directly related to breathing. COURSE OBJECTIVES ● How to identify signs and symptoms of TMD, SDB and OSA ● Why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment ● How to be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team ● Understand the principles of examination and evaluation ● Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders ● Comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism ● Clinical recognition of mouth breathers


January 24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Northern California Dental Society


Red Bluff Community Center
1500 South Jackson
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.


Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.